Two IDF (Zahal) soldiers were injured in an explosion near the Israeli-Lebanon border. In response to the attack the IDF (Zahal) fired artillery towards two Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon. Despite the constant tension along the northern border, this is one of the most serious incidents in recent months.
The explosion was allegedly caused by an explosive device planted alongside the border with the intent to attack IDF (Zahal) soldiers. The injured soldiers received initial medical care before being transported to a hospital.
The IDF (Zahal) responded to this unprovoked aggregation by firing artillery towards two Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon. A second explosive device was detonated later on. IDF (Zahal) forces remain committed and prepared to handle any threat and continue to insure the safety of Israel’s northern border.
This incident follows a number of events that have occurred near the Israeli-Lebanon border within the past year.
March 5, 2014
IDF (Zahal) soldiers identified three Hezbollah terrorists attempting to place an explosive device in the Golan Heights. The IDF (Zahal) fired at the suspects.
March 14, 2014
Two explosive devices were activated against IDF (Zahal) soldiers near the border with Lebanon. The attack was executed by Hezbollah in an attempt to kill Israeli forces in northern Israel and could have resulted in the death of many individuals. Fortunately, no soldiers were injured in the incident. Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, stated that the attack was carried out by the terror organization in order to formally bring an end to the eight years of relative calm in the area.
July 12, 2014
At least two rockets fired from Lebanon struck the northern Israel city of Nahariya.
July 14, 2014
A rocket fired from Lebanon hit Nahariya.
August 23, 2014
A rocket fired from Lebanon hit a building in the Upper Galilee. Two children were lightly injured by shrapnel.
August 25, 2014
Two rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon.
October 5, 2014
IDF (Zahal) forces identified suspects trying to infiltrate into Israel near the Israel-Lebanon border. Forces opened fire at suspects who fled north and returned to Lebanon.